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Basketball Scoring

January 28, 2015
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A lot has been written lately about the slow pace of college basketball games and the drop in scoring during the games.  A lot of reasons have been given for why this is occurring.  Right now basketball is on pace to have one of the lowest scoring seasons in years.  In fact, it might...

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Reds Caravan

January 27, 2015
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Last Thursday the Reds Caravan came to the “Y” in Batesville.  I was again privileged to MC the event for WRBI.  The Reds contingent consisted of Dick Williams, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Billy Hamilton, Glenn Braggs, Jess Winker, and Joe Zerhusen. Each member of the tour was given an opportunity to answer questions about...

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“Deflate Gate”

January 26, 2015
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I guess the New England Patriots Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are at it again.  I know you have heard by now that they found 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots were 2 pounds below playing weight.  Everyone theorizes that this was done to help Brady, his receivers,...

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Bill Belichick

January 23, 2015
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Bill Belichick is coach of the New England Patriots.  If they can win two more games, he will have his 4th Super Bowl Championship.  It would tie him with Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh) with the most Super Bowl wins for a coach.  At this time, the Patriots are definitely one of the favorites to do so....

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Pay for Play

January 22, 2015
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I have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items...

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Urban Renewal

January 21, 2015
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When most people think of urban renewal, their thoughts go to upgrading buildings, streets, and the like.  Mike Larson, the defensive coordinator for the Wendall Phillips Academy football team in Chicago, has his own version of urban renewal.  When school ended last spring, he told Jamal Brown that his summer assignment was to stay alive....

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LeBron James and Cleveland

January 20, 2015
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When the Miami Heat failed to win last year’s NBA championship, several of their star players bolted.  The main one, of course, was LeBron James who went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  This has been a feel-good story for all of sports.  Most writers feel that James’s relationship with northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. ...

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North Dakota State

January 19, 2015
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When everybody was watching Ohio State beat Oregon, the North Dakota State Bisons of the FCS (Football Championship Series) division of college football won their 4th straight championship.  They defeated Illinois State 29-27 in a thriller where lead changes were the rule. The Bisons did this despite having a new coach this year.  Their first...

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Mo’ne Davis

January 16, 2015
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Most of you know Mo’ne Davis from her exploits as a 13-year old pitcher in this years’ Little League World Series.  The Philadelphia athlete was the first girl to pitch a complete game in the LLWS.  She also threw a shutout.  This is rare for any pitcher in the series. The 5’4″ Philadelphian is...

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William Gay

January 15, 2015
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William Gay is a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.  His pro football career is quite a story in itself, but his off-field activities speak volumes for the character of this man.  Four years ago he volunteered to help a social agency in the city not knowing at the time just what...

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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
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Registration is open online 24/7 go to www.batesvillebaberuth.com and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
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9:00 am YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm
YMCA is where you belong! Community incentive to make being healthy a habit The whole month of January bring in 10 food pantry items and the $75 joiners fee will be dropped  
1:51 pm Patriotic Art Contest
Patriotic Art Contest
Jan 1 @ 1:51 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3183 is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. The contest is a great way to earn money for college. The art must be on paper or canvas and have a patriotic theme. Digital Art is not accepted. The art must be original. Judging is based on originality, presentation, and patriotism expressed. There are monetary awards given locally and at the state level. The national winners will receive scholarships. Home schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange are not. Your entry must be signed by a teacher. You can obtain an entry form by calling Kay Pulskamp, chairperson at 934-3442. Please submit your art by March 31, 2015. The first place winner will be sent to the State Scholarships Chairman for judging. Your art will be returned to you after judging is complete. Additional info/rules may be reviewed at www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html

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